Palin And Patrick: The Death Panelists

By Ikenga Chronicles March 25, 2020

Palin And Patrick: The Death Panelists

— Dr. Vitus Ozoke

Yes, that’s Sarah Palin on the left. I’m sure you’ve not missed her. I’ve not. Nobody has. On the right is Dan Patrick, the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Texas. I’m sure you are wondering what both have in common. Well, apart from being Republicans, and if you discount borderline stupidity, nothing. They have nothing in common. As a matter of fact, I think they have very weird philosophical differences.

Dan Patrick came on the national news when he recently suggested that grandparents and old people should patriotically choose death by coronavirus as a sacrifice for the rescue and recovery of the American economy from the coronavirus. So, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (Republican of Texas) is, essentially, calling for a “Death Panel” for grandparents and old people.

Geez, where have we heard death panel before? Remember 2009? Remember the myriad of lies and conspiracy theories fabricated by Republicans against Obamacare? Death Panel was one of those cruel lies and conspiracy theories against Obama and Obamacare. That the sole goal of Obamacare was a government takeover of healthcare so that the federal government rations healthcare and decides who lives and who dies.

Republicans told themselves that lie and it became a rallying cry and talking point against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Sarah Palin led that clown show. Below is Sarah Palin’s Facebook post of August 7, 2009. So, how did Republicans morph from opposing death panel to embracing it? A debate between Palin and Patrick will shed some light. I can’t wait!

Here’s Sarah Palin in 2009:

“The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course…

…The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil…

…Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.” [Sarah Palin’s Facebook post, 8/7/09]